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Wool turtleneck sweater, 'North Winds' - Women's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater Curate

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North Winds Women's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater

For hundreds of years, women in the rural villages of the Aran Islands off the... more

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For hundreds of years, women in the rural villages of the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland have knit natural wool sweaters for their fisherman kin. Although the myth that you can identify island families by the stitches in their sweater--like a Scottish tartan--isn't true, every knitter does have her own special patterns, passed down through generations of mothers and grandmothers. At weekly gatherings, they continually invented intricate new stitches. Each stitch in this generously sized, traditional Aran sweater represents a facet of fishing culture: the honeycomb stitch for hard work, the cable stitch for safety on the waters, and the basket weave as a wish for a plentiful catch. The 100% merino wool sweater features a cozy turtleneck for winter warmth.

  • 0.46 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs

  • 100% merino wool
  • Dry clean or hand wash
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Ireland.
  • Ships fast from USA.

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04/01/2013

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"A wolf in sheep's clothing!"

My first response was that I thought this was an attractive sweater and I couldn't wait to try it on. What I found was that the neck was a little snug...but this may have only felt that way because of the wool. This wool made my skin begin to itch on contact. I wear wool on a regular basis next to my skin, being a Maine resident. I was very dissapointed to have to send this sweater back. It was a costly mistake.....

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10/18/2014

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"Beautiful sweater"

It seems that the sweater got longer with each size increase. That is not a good thing. I hate things that hug my posterior.

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05/21/2016

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"Shrank and had to return it"

Looked great until it was washed according to the label then it shrank and was unwearable. Huge disappointment as was a Christmas gift. NG were superb in handling the return and because of this I'd have no hesitation buying from here again.

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02/06/2014

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"Better than I expected...by a lot!"

The sweater is better than the one I knitted for myself many years ago...the yarn is a perfect weight and the fit couldn't be more comfortable

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11/27/2014

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"This sweather is great."

I got this red sweather as a gift.The red is not loud-colored and it keep me warm. The things I was dissapointed are that it's a little heavy and a little short.

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12/11/2015

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"Beautiful"

Great craftmanship.Beautiful in appreance.

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02/01/2013

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"Great gift!"

Good quality and worth the price. Our Irish family was very pleased.

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02/24/2015

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"More lovely than pictured"

The sweater is more beautiful than pictures can show. It can dress up a pair of jeans, or wear well at the office. Unfortunately, the sweater did not seem to be true to size. I would suggest ordering a size larger than you would typically order.

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03/01/2016

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"Cozy!"

Wonderful boyfriend sweater. As comfy as a sweatshirt but much nicer. Lovely for a winter outing

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11/30/2012

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"Better in person!"

Bought this sweater for my wife in black. It's absolutely beautiful! A work of art truly. She loves it. Excellent quality. Highly recommend.

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04/18/2013

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"The sweater was gift for my wife."

My wife will wear the sweater in the winter

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02/04/2016

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"Good fit; color true"

This is a versatile sweater. I expected a heavier, denser weave, but it is ok as is. It just won't be as warm in sub-zero weather as anticipated. The color is fine. It is comfortable. I have not washed it yet.

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04/04/2013

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"If the neck is fixed I would definately"

I loved almost everything except the neck. It was very high and for a "turtleneck" it was not fitted. It was more like a cowl neck. Really a shame because the sweater to me is gorgeous!!!

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03/12/2015

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"Love it!"

Enjoy wearing this beautiful sweater.

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12/12/2014

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"SUCH a disappointment"

Shipping was superfast. That's about the only positive after spending a huge amount of money on 3 of these sweaters. WAY too big, WAY too long, WAY too loose.Sleeves are grossly loose, letting in all kinds of air. Weave is not as tight as you'd expect. I've gotten fisherman's sweaters before, & this isn't even close. Saying I'm disappointed is a gross understatement. Feels like you're wearing a tent, and I got the SMALL. If I can't get this to shrink I'll be highly miffed. Was so hoping they would be as nice as the picture suggested.

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01/18/2013

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"Love the Irish!"

It feels great in the cold days and nights of winter. Sometimes I wear it when I am relaxing in the evening and the heat is turned down.

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02/02/2014

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"Turtle neck"

Love the quality. I would like the neck piece to be a little shorter but I don't have a very long neck so it might be only my problem

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07/30/2018

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"Beautiful!"

This sweater is so very snuggy and warm and I can feel the ancestry of it. It's almost a privilege to wear it.

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  • Great for a snowy night watching the BBC

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07/31/2018

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"Winter Classic"

I appreciate handmade items made with TLC, and this sweater is no exception. The craftmanship found in Arran sweaters is a dying art and you certainly can't find comparable articles of clothing in any department store.

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  • cold weather

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